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Oz's answer to the hedgehog/porcupine: the echidna, an adorable, roly-poly monotreme. Here's one I saw rooting (heh heh) around near the cabin we rented in Tasmania.
And here are true facts about the echidna.
Posted at 12:23 PM | Permalink
And their mating ritual is pretty weird, too. Involves ring-around-the-rosie and a farting post.
Look it up urself.
January 16, 2013 at 04:46 PM
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January 16, 2013 at 07:05 PM
How lucky you are to have seen one outside. When I was there we were told that they don't like light and we only got a rather dim look at the zoo. Isn't OZ the best! I could happily live there.
January 16, 2013 at 07:33 PM
I grew up in Oz. Once a friend and I found an echidna in the bush and (somehow) brought it home in a bicycle basket. It jumped out and burrowed into the dirt in our backyard until there was just a spiny hump exposed. It stayed there for a couple of days.
January 17, 2013 at 03:17 AM
You can afford to rent a cabin in Tasmania? There goes your proletariat cred you one percenter!!!
January 17, 2013 at 03:54 AM
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